This large old Chinese pendant is expertly carved of green jade. An exotic bird (a parrot or toucan) is in the center among the floral motif and a butterfly hangs over the bird. The design is carved THROUGH the jade and then hand-etched on each side so no matter which way it turns, this pendant always amazes and delights.
The pendant has a hand-hammered 14K yellow gold bail. It's has a good-sized opening that will hold a chain or silk cord.
The pendant is well-sized at 2 1/4 by 2 1/2 inches. With the bail, the pendant is 2 7/8 inches high. The jade has the desired waxy, greasy look that characterizes true natural jade. This pendant also has good luster, beautiful even pale green color and the right amount of transparency to add to its virtues.
The pendant weighs 27.5 grams. It's in excellent condition. You couldn't ask for a lovelier piece of vintage jade. Circa 1950s.
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